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Jun 9, 2021

Echols named new superintendent at Gulf Islands

Darrell Echols has been named the new superintendent of Gulf Islands National Seashore.

Jun 3, 2021

Tunes by the Dunes back for first time since 2019

The free summer concert series on Navarre Beach called Tunes by the Dunes is back for the summer and small-town Navarre was ready for it.

More than 1,500 people came out to the main beach parking lot at the Sand Crab Pavilion for the first Thursday night of the series June 3. The Glenn Parker Band kicked off the 2021 season in R&B style playing tunes like “What a Wonderful World” and “Brick House.”


Jun 3, 2021

Community reporter caught in rip current

On May 23, Navarre Press Community Reporter Kaitie Meyer went surfing at Navarre Beach with a friend.

May 26, 2021

Blessing of the Beach a message of collective hope for community

At the end of a day that could truly be described as a Chamber of Commerce kind of day – sunny and warm – a crowd gathered the evening of May 20th on Navarre Beach for the 3rd annual Blessing of the Beach, sponsored by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.

May 22, 2021

Lifeguards jump 30 feet off pier to complete training

On a double red flag day, lifeguards completed their four-week-long training by jumping 30 feet off the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier into the Gulf of Mexico May 22.

May 22, 2021

Paddle for Prevention raises suicide awareness

The Florida Panhandle chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention held their 5th annual Paddle for Prevention at Juana’s Pagodas May 22. Everyone was invited to paddleboard from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Santa Rosa Sound to raise awareness for suicide prevention or honor anyone they have lost to suicide.

May 21, 2021

Drone newest tool for Navarre Beach Fire Rescue

Come Memorial Day weekend, Navarre beaches will be busier than ever for lifeguards on duty.

To help keep beachgoers safe, Navarre Beach Fire Rescue has added one more tool to its arsenal of lifesaving equipment.


May 19, 2021

‘Beach boy’ gets new wheelchair, thanks to community

It took a village to come up with a new motorized beach wheelchair for 11-year-old Cristian Denton who has a rare congenital disorder called Type 2 Kabuki Syndrome.

May 14, 2021

Navarre Beach magic: Building castles in the sand

Remember carefree days spent on the local beaches building sandcastles with paper cups and buckets?

You can still spend days on the beaches building sandcastles and turning them into amazing sandcastle sculptures.


May 11, 2021

Blessing of the Beach scheduled for May 20

Everyone is invited to the “Blessing of the Beach” on Thursday, May 20 at 6 pm on the beach, just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. The blessing is organized by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.
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